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Topic: Clover article in Slate (7 msgs / 123 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Hi All,
There's an article on Slate.com today about the Clover: "Could a Coffee
Maker Be Worth $11,000?; How the Clover is changing the way we think about
coffee.".http://www.slate.com/id/2185655/Thought some might be interested.
There's also an article in the latest Bitch magazine about gender identity
and coffee consumption (essentially about how the author thinks all the
"frou-frou" coffee/milk beverages a la Starbucks represent the feminization
of macho coffee culture), but unfortunately it's not available online.  When
I'm done with my copy I'm happy to send it along to whomever may be
interested.
Best,
Kris McN
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2) From: Coffee
I wonder what it would take to McGuyver one of these for home use...
-Peter
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3) From: raymanowen
"I wonder what it would take to McGuyver one of these for home use..."
$11,000
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4) From: Coffee
I was thinking something much closer to free...
;-)
-Peter
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5) From: Kris McN
Peter,
Well, Randall Nortman (aka WonderClown) had a suggestion in that direction
with his chem-ware/vac set-up (aka WC9k, or Poor Man's Clover) where you
pour your grounds+water into a porcelain funnel and then pull the water
through using a hand held vac pump.  It doesn't have the cool hydraulics (or
the squeegee), but the whole set up costs as little as $50 (vs. $11, 000).
I've tried it myself, but I got a really cheap vac pump that busted with
only a couple of uses before I'd worked out the proper grind, or
water/coffee, or timing.  I have hope for it in the future, but I haven't
gone back to it yet.  Maybe Randall can chime in with any recent
improvements/innovations.
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6) From: raymanowen
You could always find an old 410 Edsel short block. Then you'd have the only
8-hole Clover on the block...
Are we picky? You could bore it out and resleeve it with s/s sleeves, teflon
pistons and neoprene o-rings for the food grade seals.
Unless you had your own boring bar and lathe, "free" is just a 4 letter
word- as is my last name. It's also my financial status.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
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7) From: Coffee
Wow. Being a "computer guy" I was thinking more along the lines of  
micro-controllers and motors... But... Hmmm...
-Peter
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